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New Chief Winemaker Sparks A Spate Of Trophies For Mount Pleasant

New Chief Winemaker Sparks A Spate Of Trophies For Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant, now headed up by Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks has received phenomenal results for its 2017 1880 Vines Old Hill Shiraz winning five trophies at the Hunter Valley Wine Show held this week. The wine, sourced from the original vines planted on the estate in 1880 wowed judges across the board and was awarded the – Alexander Munro Trophy for Best One Year Old Shiraz Drayton’s Family Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Red Len Evans Trophy for Best Named Vineyard Wine Hector Tulloch Mem...

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Australia’s Best Winery Experiences

Australia’s Best Winery Experiences

Find out why Mount Pleasant has received the honour of being named one of ‘Australia’s Best Winery Experiences’in a recent review by BUPA Travel Insurance.Australia is home to some of the world’s most enchanting vineyards. With rich soil and optimum growing conditions, the hills, rivers and valleys of our great southern land, yield grape varieties as diverse as the regions that grow them. The result is a worldwide reputation for… Read the full article.

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Mount Pleasant Announced As James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017 ‘Winery Of The Year’

Mount Pleasant Announced As James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2017 ‘Winery Of The Year’

Australia’s doyen of wine, James Halliday AM, has awarded the Hunter Valley’s Mount Pleasant, 2017 Winery of the Year. Mount Pleasant, established in 1921, was honoured with seven shiraz scoring between 97 and 99 points, supported by three semillon scoring more than 95 points. Halliday credits the appointment of McWilliam’s Chief Winemaker Jim Chatto in 2013 as key to the winery’s growing success and the renaissance of Australia’s original winemaking region. McWilliam’s CEO, Jeff McWilliam,...

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The Results Are In! Mount Pleasant Receives Exceptional Reviews In The Halliday Wine Companion 2016

The Results Are In! Mount Pleasant Receives Exceptional Reviews In The Halliday Wine Companion 2016

The 2016 Halliday Wine Companion has been released and Mount Pleasant Wines has continued its dominance in producing exceptional wines out of the Hunter Valley and has once again been awarded a 5 red star winery status (highest possible rating, only awarded to Australia’s top wineries). James Halliday said of our winery… “Mount Pleasant is going to continue to throw down the gauntlet to all other wineries in the Hunter Valley. Its offer this year is extraordinary: 14 of 17 wines tasted gi...

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Halliday Names 2011 Maurice O’shea Best Shiraz In Australia

Halliday Names 2011 Maurice O’shea Best Shiraz In Australia

It is with great excitement that we announce that the 2011 Mount Pleasant Maurice O’Shea Shiraz has been named as the Shiraz of the Year by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion. Paying testament to the spirit of Mount Pleasant founder and legendary Hunter Valley winemaker Maurice O’Shea, this wine is the ultimate expression of Hunter Valley winemaking and a benchmark Australian Shiraz known across the world. This award winning wine will be released in October 2014. Chief Winemaker ...

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